India: Religious Buildings

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 6th March 2017.

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Photo of Wes Streeting Wes Streeting Labour, Ilford North

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will commission a public inquiry into UK involvement in the 1984 Amritsar massacre.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

We recognise the scars that this tragic event left and the strong feelings in the Sikh community, but believe there are no grounds for a public inquiry.

The Cabinet Secretary's investigation in 2014 was extensive. It concluded that UK assistance was advisory only, ended several months before Operation Blue Star and had limited impact in practice.

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